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Today's global market offers unprecedented opportunities — and pitfalls. To accelerate global expansion while minimizing risk, Japanese businesses require a trusted advisor. Are you balancing competing priorities to make the best investment decisions? With experience serving more than 100 Japanese-owned companies globally — many of them market leaders — we understand their complex needs and priorities. Our experienced audit, tax, and consulting professionals help you leverage local nuances, reduce tax burdens, improve global management, and turn your international strategies into results.

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Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Bitcoin is big, but what does it mean to invest?
As Bitcoin gains popularity (and value), new ways to securely store and trade the currency are lowering the barriers to entry. Learn more at Crain's Detroit Business.
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Article January 11, 2018 2 min read
Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
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Article August 28, 2017 8 min read
The fright factor of blockchain
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Equifax security breach: Preventing a repeat
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Article September 21, 2017 1 min read

Global strategies for auto suppliers

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Understanding the Section 232 investigation on automotive imports
While the Section 232 investigations of steel and aluminum elicited the reactions you’d expect, these new investigations on automobile imports are receiving negative reactions from all segments of the automotive industry. What can you expect going forward?
Daron Gifford
Article May 30, 2018 4 min read
Tariffs and customs: How well do you know your value stream?
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Concerned about tariffs? Six ways to manage uncertainty
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Blockchain disruption: Are manufacturers ready?
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Japanese Business Services Thought Leadership

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FT Precision engaged Plante Moran to assist with implementation of a new ERP software, Plex. One of the main reasons we partnered with Plante Moran was their bilingual capabilities. Being a Japanese-English company, it was very important to have smooth communication with our executives and our people on the shop floor, especially when our workforce was not technically savvy. Their ERP specialists came in and worked side by side with our staff to achieve a quick implementation, while establishing best practices moving forward. Plante Moran and Plex have made our jobs easier and more efficient, by helping FT Precision collect real-time data which has increased our decision making capabilities and made us much more flexible as a company.

Kent Baxter IT Assistant Manager, FT Precision

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Global expansion for Japanese-owned medical device company
Japan’s leading manufacturer of electronic medical equipment and one of the top 100 medical device companies in the world, with annual sales of $1.5 billion, expands their global presence.
Case Study October 3, 2017 2 min read
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Internal audit and data analytics overhaul
Food manufacturer strengthens internal controls and improves data-driven decisions with trade promotion management.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

Our Japanese business services team understands the unique organizational and cultural aspects of working with management in Japan and North and Latin America. Our dedicated staff provide deep manufacturing and business process knowledge, know how to align local initiatives with global corporate strategies, and offer diverse multicultural, multilingual project teams with proven experience in a Japanese environment.